Kōrero: Timekeeping

New Zealand’s telegraph network, 1868

New Zealand’s telegraph network, 1868

The coming of the telegraph established New Zealand standard time. By 1868 a telegraph network extended from Napier down to Bluff. But for efficiency telegraph operators had to observe the same time at all places on the network. The upshot was a parliamentary resolution establishing a standard New Zealand time.

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Source: Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives, 1868, E-5

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Jock Phillips, 'Timekeeping - New Zealand mean time', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/map/6693/new-zealands-telegraph-network-1868 (accessed 18 November 2019)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006